[cairo] Toy Text API
behdad at behdad.org
Wed Aug 1 12:32:33 PDT 2007
On Wed, 2007-08-01 at 03:34 -0400, KULBHUSHAN PACHAURI wrote:
> Hi All,
> Can anyone provide me some information about the internal working
> of toy text api.
> This is my understanding of cairo internal toy text api.
> it set the font face by using cairo_set_font_face. if this
> function is not called there are already default settings for toy text
Each font backend has a method to choose a font based on the
family/weight/slant setting you set on cairo_t.
> _cairo_scaled_font_text_to_glyphs This is the function that will
> used to convert the text to glpyh.
> a) cairo convert the utf8 to ucs4.
> After that how it load the glyph the into the
That's backend-dependent again. For the FreeType backend for example,
FcFreeTypeCharIndex() is used.
> b) What are the font families supported in toy text api.
> ( correct me if this question is wrong) :)
The FreeType backend uses fontconfig. So, all fonts known by fontconfig
can be accessed more or less.
> c) From where cairo read the glyph infromation.
Hum? Depends on the backend. But all backends read it from the font
> thanks in advance.
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